friday fict

Jack of all Trades, handyman, tinker

Quite an extraordinary thinker

The kids were excited and ready to play

They pouted when told to wait ‘til next day

Dad is going to need some time

To make it strong and sturdy and safe to climb.

It cost quite a bit, but he could save a dollar –

But the thing fell down and the kids did holler

The got skinned shins and Dad got a bruise

So it looks like they all are going to lose.

Dad could do it if he had some luck

But this DIY awaits the trash truck!


PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields

Thanks to Rochelle for Friday Fictioneer Challenge –  100 words Photo Prompt












About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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36 Responses to JACK OF ALL TRADES

  1. Linda Lee/@LadyQuixote says:

    Very clever. 😊

  2. bearmkwa says:

    Very funny!

  3. Dale says:

    That was great, Oneta!

  4. Dear Oneta,

    Some days the magic works…



    Here’s the link to my story page, the link above is to the photo prompt page only. https://rochellewisoff.com/2019/08/14/16-august-2019/

  5. James McEwan says:

    Enjoyed this, captured the day very well.

  6. Delightfully different and the first verse I’ve come across this week!

    My story – Gail’s Gazebo!

  7. msjadeli says:

    Such a disappointment — but what an adventure!

  8. Abhijit Ray says:

    Very nice poem. It is true DIY experiments do not always work.

  9. I enjoyed the rhythm of your story very much, Oneta! Clever and well-written!

  10. Nan Falkner says:

    Poor old DAD – Trash truck is coming on THURSDAY! Your story is funny and cute – Thanks for the laughs!

  11. lisarey1990 says:

    Very fun & well-written.

  12. granonine says:

    Aw. I feel bad for dad. He tried to hard to do something fun for his kids.

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